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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1922.
HOW TO OVERCOME EVIL
Be kindly affectioned one to another
with brotherly love in honor prefer
ung one another recompense to no
man evil for evil. Provide things
honest in the sight of all men. Be
not overcome with evil, but overcome
e\il with good.Romans 12:10, 17,
GET BUSY WITH THE U. S. SENA-
The Dyer anti-lynching bill has
been passed by the house of repre
sentatives and is now in the senate
in the hands of the judiciary commit
If the judiciary committee reports
the Dyer bill, its enactment by the
senate is almost certain. The sena
tois on that committee are:
Knute Nelson, Minnesota William
P. Dillingham, Vermont Frank B.
Biandegee, Connecticut William E.
Borah, Idaho Albert B. Cummins,
Iowa LeBaron B. Colt, Rhode Island
Thomas Sterling, South Dakota Geo.
W. Norris, Nebraska Richard P.
Ernst, Kentucky Samuel M. Short
ndge, California Charles A. Culber
son, Texas Lee S. Overman, North
Carolina James A. Reed, Missouri
Henry F. Ashurst, Arizona John K.
Shields, Tennessee Thomas J. Walsh,
Now is the time to write or tele
giaph the members of the judiciary
committee and ask them to support
the bill. It is especially important
that the people of Minnesota flood
Senator Nelson with letters and tel
egrams asking him to vote for a fav
orable report on the bill. The out
look is favorable but work must be
done to make assurance doubly sure.
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.
The "jimcrow negroes" who are
continually repeating "the North is
no better than the South" know they
are lying when they utter such rot.
The oppression of the colored people
is xten thousandfold greater in the
South than in the North. Ninety per
cent of the lynching occurs in the
South, and" ALL of the disfranchise
ment and jimcrow laws.
len. Petsiiis who send silver to us in letters shortly after. About midnight the
Each auditionui line io cents- Payment get the wounded colored man and
strictly'n advance, and to be announced at i._i. i.- in i.
all must come in season to be news,. lynch him. Exasperat
Adve. tising rates, 15 cents per agate line, each that he was dead, them
insertion There are fourteen agate lines +t, ,v
in an inch, and about seven words an
agate hut No single advertisements less ried it to th* nntslHW- nf +"ho *i+i ar,A
than SI No discount allowed on less than
THE SIN OF SILENCf
is why did she wait a year after dis--
HOT TIMES IN EGYPT
A little instance which is illuminaC^
ing. A colored man was arrested in
Chicago last week charged with hav
ing assaulted a white woman with a
club, breaking her skulL A doctor"
diagnosed his case as dementia prae
cox and ^he was committed to the
To sin by silence when we should
protest makes cowards out of men.
The human race has climbed on pro
test. Had no voice been raised against
injustice, ignorance and lust, the in-
quisition yet would serve the law, and
guillotines decide our least disputes.
The few who \.are must speak and
speak again to right the wrongs of
many.-Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
OOm got th corpsefindin-g car
three mont&s contract Cas must accom-.Lord, burneNineteen it to a crisp. hancdh arged
pany all orders from parties unknown to us.
Further particulars on appi'catioan mams were then returned to the hos-
Readlng notices 25 cents peUline, each insertion, pital. This happened in the- citv of
No discount's foirn or space Reading A i.
dourbieti0s matter set in brevier typeabout six Augusta, tra., in the Year of Ou
ol he Cit and
CURIOSITY CAUSES COMPLAINT.
The daily papers are publishing a
story of a woman in New York whose
husband was something like old Blue
Beard, that he had a closet in hisace
house, which he kept locked and gave
his wife strict orders to keep out of it.
Of course this made her all the
more anxious to learn what was in
that closet. So when her husband
went away on a trip a year ago her
curiosity got the better of her, and
she opened the closet. She found
there a group photograph of her hus
band's family and discovered he was
colored. Ye Gods and little fishes!
this was terrible, so, NOW, she islong
seeking an annulment of their mar
riage. What we would like to know
happen' the United States has done so much
psycopathic hospital for treatment, i absolutely true
.65 What woul1d have happened in Geor- the history of the colored people in
Moue Ord* Post CHce Money Order, Re- Georgima summehri when to prevent the full attainment of citi-
sumS wWi^iSiSe as 3SS?
was involved. A col-(zsnship aV that-speech of- Booker
tevemn ob. Hno
a white man and in, Washington delivered in Atlanta, Ga.,
*firearms )every da
JIM CROW LEADERS.
We had in a recent issue a sympo-
desire of President Harding to havef
THE SOUTH IS FULL OF THIS
KIND OF LEADERS.
ER T. WASHINGTON DI~
PART IN DEVELOPING THIS bers of' the House
No single thing in
Since then the descent to hell has
been swift and sure and the depths
were sounded when the other day,
Warren G. Harding, President of the
Unitedf States, stood by the side of
the Grad^y monument in Atlanta", pro
nounced a eulogy on Henry W.
Grady, the most bitter, dangerous and
insidious enemy of the colored people
that the country has produced, de
clared that the race question must be
settled by the segregation of Ameri
Lured on by the enthusiastic recep
tion by the South of the B. Washing
ton speech and the white man's
"good negro" pat on the shoulder, the
jimcrow leaders' tribe has increased
so enprmously that it is now a men
to be reckoned with in every com
munity in which there ai'e a hundred
Before he died Booker Washington
repented in bitterness what he hadwe
done and longed for life to wash out
his unwise course but it was too late.
Although it may be news to many, it
is a fact that after his death an ar
ticle, written by him, was printed in
a leading magazine, in which he re
pudiated segregation which he had so
covery before instituting proceedings leaders."
for divorce He certainly must have
looked pretty good to her when she EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES.
married him fourteen years ago and President Harding and Secretary
during the period she lived with him Hughes "have been moved" by corn-
up to the time of her discovery. Her plaints from Americans in the near
,discovery has not changed him one east and have demanded equal op-
bit. he is the same man she promised iportunities for Americans in Persia
to love, honor and obey and if she (and Mesopotamia. It seems that
had kept her promise might be living [those who kick getdatp leaslt some of
happily with the man of her choice, the
The British government has or- 1 While the
dered all possessors of firearms to t.o
LEADERSHIP. IN LAT-1 "moonshine" as
I EXTENT OF ELIMINATING THE'
PRINCIPLES OF MANHOOD,
WITHOUT WHICH NO RACE CAN
RISE TO THE FULL HEIGHT OF
hard enough and in jinison.
are subject to /"Americans at home." Colored
court-martial and the penalty on con- Americans have been, jimcrowed in
The Egyptians being mostly Mo- The President's speeches in Alabama
hammedans and having no fear of an Georgia were curses upon pa-
death, claim they are fighting for lib- troitic Americans and double curses
erty and declare they will "shoot a because some lickspittle "leaders"
Briton a day" until the return of (attempted to condone them.
Said Zagloul Pasha, who has been ar
rested and banished by the English.
ER YEARS E REALIZED THAT they actually took the measure seri-!"
HE HAD GONE TOO FAR, TO THE ously enough as to pass it. What I
This is a strong statement yet it is senate. If made into a law it will
THE MAN WHO DARES
I honor the man who in the consci
entious discharge of his duty dares to
stand alone the world, with ignorant,
intolerant judgment, may condemn,
the countenances of relatives may be
averted, and the hearts of friends grow
cold, but the sense of duty done shallWis
be sweeter than the" applause of the
world,jthe countenances of relatives orS1^
the hearts of friends.Charles Sumner.5
calamit could befall
colore the harvest
cro "jimcro negro
they complain about. And
"What fools we mortals be." the President would sit up and take
administration is quick
come to the
surrender them within four days. Per- broad," it doehs* not hesitate to curse
aide ofn"Americans er i America
THEY ARE FULL OF MOONSHINE
Of all the fool things that we have
heard of lately, comes from-*he be
nighted state of South Carolina,
sium of views of colored editors in where one J". Walter Moon a mem-
various parts of the country on the ber of the state legislature, has in-York
speaches of President Harding in Bir- troduced a bill in that august body,
mmgham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga. which is intended to prohibit the
One of the strongest, of these is an showing of pictures in colored motion
editorial from the Richmond (Va.)' picture houses that contain the faces
Planet, by that fearless journalist, of white women. He states that it
John Mitchell, Jr. Referring to the is a crime to have colored men and
women gazing at faces of white
leaders developed, The women on the screen, and so would
make a drastic law compelling col
ored motion picture houses to show
DR. BOOK- pictures of colored^ people only. And,
HIS it seems, that a majority of the mem-And
are as full of
Moon himself,, forr xxii un.i- iiiuuusmm as io/,
the asinine color prejudice -of the
average Southerner will not cause
him to do is beyond our ken.
We understand that the bill now
awaits action in the South Carolina
1 -s sife
represent one of the most remarkable
precedents ever established even in
southern lawmaking bodies.
HOW ABOUT IT, MR. FROEf
Since the last issue of THE AP
PEAL we have learned more about
the recently appointed recorder of
deeds for the District of Columbia,
Arthur G. Froe. He is a resident of
Welch, W. Va., where he has been a
member of the bar for twenty years
and stands high with the legal fra
ternity. He has been very active and
successful in Republican politics in
Ins native state. He is well educated
and a fluent speaker. All well and
good^ -and we congratulate him
upon his- recognition as worthy
of reward for services rendered,
but we have not changed our
attitude of last week in asking, has
le been selected, for the reason that
ike all of the other colored men who
have been given places under the
present regime, he will head a jitn
crow office? Will the office of
of Deeds be a segregated
place? The colored people who sup
ported Harding have a right to
know. And the colqred people ought
to rise in thelf might, if they have
any, and protest against any more
RAPS AMERICAN CHRISTIANS
In a recent interview a Japanese
gentleman walloped the American
Christian hypocrites in these words
and hits the nail on the head:
"I am a Christian, but I cannot
leconcile the rules which Christianity
taught me with American practices.
Americans are overly suspicious and
narrow hearted. Our nation is sup
posedly anti-Christian, but we have
"American missionaries teach us
that ail people are equal, so we wel
come Ameiicans, let you travel
throughout Japan unmolested, buy
property, engage in business, and
people when you are in Japan,
do not practice in America what your
missionaries teach us we must do, if
want to be Christians. Even the
missionaries do not practice what
they preach when they
We cannot win by blinking at facts
or by ignoring -fundamental princi
ples. Editor J. Q. Adams of the ST.
PAUL APPEAL is sound to the core
and we shall all have to accept his
give you equa. rights with our own \Z^t dtfS. *Sj p'reactd I
kind of leadership if we expect to at-J evermixture gradation ofEuropeans.a
tain our full stature and status under
the American Constitution. Cringing
may be comfortable for the time be
ing put it is mighty humiliating for
all the time thereafter and it awakens
contempt for us as it should do insometimes
the minds and hearts of our adver
Adams points the wayunder
whether we accept his advice 01 notgiving
and sooner or later he wil blaze the
way to our financial, industrial and
political enfranchisement in this
country where none will dare molest
us or make us afraid. Wise colored
leaders will take notice and govern
The foregoing from The Planet of
Richmond, Va., edited by Hon. John
Mitchell, Jr., who recently polled
20,000 votes as candidate for gov
ernor of the state, is pleasing to thethe
editor but we accept it as a tribute
to the cause for which THE APPEAL
has fought for nearly forty years
-rather than a personal compliment.
HARDING GETS ANOTHER RAP.
At the annual meeting of the Na
tional Association for the Advance
ment of Colored People, held in New
last week, Charles Edward Rus
fell, orator and author welcomed the
advent -of the "new Negro" who, he
declared, was ready to stand up for
his rights. He also ridiculed Presi
dent Harding's assertion that there
was an "impassable gulf" between col
ored and white people in the United
States and advocated that, before at
tempting to lead the world to disar
mament, the United States disarm
the lyncher within her own borders.
so say we all!
Here is one paragraph from Mr.
Russell's speech: "I must frankly
gentleman who said that,
g." said Mr. Russell,
"that you don't know what you're
talking about. If this great gulf you
speak of between the races which you
speak of exists, what does it look
like? Have you a photograph of it?
There is no such gulf, and the only
limit to the development of you col
ored people is the one you place your
Protest always pays. For some
time^ the people of India have been
making "silent protest" against the
many injustices from whicfr they suf
fer and now it seems that results are
about to be achieved. The govern
ment has introduced^ several bills for
the repeal of nearly all of the repres
sive and restrictive laws now on theall
statute books.4 _*
And becausie they have protested,
England will give independence to
the Egyptians. Down South,^Moton
-et al are lauding the brutal people
whp have stolen the rights of the col
ored" people and restricted them to a
jimcrow place in the social scheme.
Governor-General Wood announces
that he will follow the policy out
lined in the report of the Wood
Forbes mission as the basis of ad-
mJMstration in the Philippines. All
of whi^T translated means that the
Pffipinosvwin not get^fche freedom
which the United States promised
IN WEST INDIES
commons THERE MOST
By PHILIP KINSLEY.
(Chicago Tribune Foreign,News
(Copyright, 1922, by The Chicago
(Reprinted by Permission.)
Kingston, Jamaica.In the West
Indies, and not in a chimerical repub
lic in Africa, lies the opportunity of
the Negro race to take the next great
step forward in its history. Jamaica,
least, is becoming a black man's
land, and the future lies rather in the
use to which the Negroes put their
power than in a fresh influx of nor
thern blood and capital either from
England or America.
Here, if anywhere, the Negroes,
whites and browns live peacefully to
gether. There are no racial antipa
thies. There are no riots or lynch
ings. There are no crimes against
white women. The race question sim
ply does not exist it is not discussed
as a problem. Here the Negro and
the mixed strains may work their
way upward from primitive jungle in
hibitions and under conditions impos
sible in the United States.
"I feel more at home here," said
a black girl who had just come from
Home of Agitator
Marcus Garvey, a colored agitator
v/ho attained power over the people
of his race in N*ew York and Chicago,
comes from Jamaica, but he is a
prophet without great honor here.
His people say that he should have re
mained a home home and worked. He
was here a few months ago with his
famous black star navy, but he had
that the colored people owe allegiance
neither to the British nor the Amer
ican flag, but only to the flag of the
Garvey was so seditious in his ex
pressions here that the American con
return to kul at Kingston refused to vise his
passport to permit him to go home,
but political pressure was brought to
bear at Washington, and he finally
Intelligent and Energetic
In this island of 1,000,000. inhabi
r?J iJ"'* $
color as result
that appear white are so considered
and accepted socially. They are high
ly intelligent and energetic, and but
for the facts that they consider them
selves superior to the blacks, which
irritates the latter, they
would be the natural leaders.
American industry is the chief one
here, and American medical work
the Rockefeller foundation is
the first real ideas of sanita
tion and public health.
American doctors are stamping out
the hookworm, and every peasant in
the hills knows the doctors in their
Fords. In some districts eighty per
cent of the people are infected.
There is a great deal of religion,
but it has little effect practically.
Witchcraft is still common here.
There is little serious crime, there
being only three of four murders in a
year. The schools are few and are
poorly attended. About 25,000 in
dentured East Indians are working on
big sugar estates.
Representative Fordney of Michi
gan has introduced a bill in the house
proposing a loan of $5,000,000 to Li
beria. The Liberians seem to want
the money and the president was in
the U. S. last year making an appeal
for it but THE APPEAL believes it
to be a dangerous matter. If the
money is loaned and not promptly
paid it will be an excuse for the
United^ States to go in ^nd take pos
session, and thus get a foothold in
Africa, and then Uncle Sam will pro
ceed to mistreat and murder the Li
berians just as he did in Haiti. The
Liberians would do well to sidestep
The supreme court of North Car
olina has just decided that sehools
are not necessities. Long ago the
white people of the state decided
that education was not necessary for
the colored children, about thirty
cents per capita, more or less for
their instruction while the white chil
dren received about fifty times 'as
much. North "Caliny" is a great^ld
commonwealth, more or less.
President Harding evidently has a
keen sense of the ridiculous. He has
recently appointed Brig. Gen. John H.
Russell to investigate conditions in
Haiti. It will be recalled that Rus
sell, as Colonel Russell, \tas in com
mand in Haiti when the outrages com
plained of were perpetrated. In other
words, he will investigate what hap
pened under his own regime.
A campaign to have legislatures of
jstates pass a bill requiring regu
lafcourses in the study of the United
States Constitution has been started
in New York. Illinois, Iowa, Michi
gan and Vermont have such a law.
What will Georgia, Mississippi and
Texas, where they violate the Consti
tution every day, have to say about
the matter? r%
persons? only a ie generations re
moved from slavery. Between them
and a few thousand whites there is
Prof. Kelly Miller of Howard uni
versity is like the proverbial cow who
gives a pail of milk and then kicks it
over. Miller wrote a strong artiele
in reply to President Harding's
southern speeches and then spoiled all
by first lauding* B. Washington and
then writing in ^favor of -Jimcrow
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